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Donald Trump defends businesses such as this coal-fired power plant in West Virginia. (ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS)
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Trump’s plan to reverse Obama’s climate agenda a trial for Trudeau Add to ...

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The United States – the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases – is poised to retreat from its international role of climate leader as president-elect Donald Trump prepares to unshackle the country’s fossil-fuel sector.

His plan to gut U.S. President Barack Obama’s climate agenda would be a tricky economic and political challenge for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who aims to conclude a pan-Canadian strategy next month that would include a national carbon pricing program and regulatory measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

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